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The Resource The Age of Daredevils, Michael Clarkson

The Age of Daredevils, Michael Clarkson

Label
The Age of Daredevils
Title
The Age of Daredevils
Statement of responsibility
Michael Clarkson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By turns a family drama and an action-adventure story, The Age of Daredevils chronicles the lives of the men and women who devoted themselves to the extraordinary sport of jumping over Niagara Falls in a barrel—a death-defying gamble that proved a powerful temptation to a hardy few. Internationally known in the 1920s and ’30s for their barrel-jumping exploits, the Hills were a father-son team of daredevils who also rescued dozens of misguided thrill seekers and accident victims who followed them into the river. The publicity surrounding the Hills’ spectacular feats ushered in tourism, making Niagara Falls the nation’s foremost honeymoon destination, but ultimately set Red Hill Jr. on a perilous path to surpass his father’s extraordinary leaps into the void. Like the works of Jon Krakauer and David McCullough, The Age of Daredevils explores the primal force of fear and the thirst for adventure that drive humans to the brink of death to see if they can somehow escape
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10534320
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clarkson, Michael
Dewey number
974.799
Index
no index present
LC call number
E
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hill, William
  • Hill, William
  • Daredevils
  • Stunt performers
  • Barrel jumping
  • Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Age of Daredevils, Michael Clarkson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781503935426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Age of Daredevils, Michael Clarkson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781503935426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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